18 days old

Data Analyst and Scientific Programmer

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
  • Job Code
    115157415


Dartmouth College



Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Position Information

Position Title
Data Analyst and Scientific Programmer

Department
PBS

Position Number
1126907

Position Purpose

The Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab (CANlab), directed by Professor Tor Wager, studies the effects of expectations, social and interpersonal context, self-regulation, and learning on the human brain and physiology. We study brain responses related to pain, emotion, social rejection, empathy, and craving. We are looking for a motivated, high-performing individual to join our team as a Staff Research Assistant and Scientific Programmer. This individual will work across multiple projects, including neuroimaging experiments with functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), combined electroencephalography-fMRI, community outreach assessing brain health and inflammation, and more. They have a passion for quantitative neuroscientific computing and will write code specifically for a large grant aimed at understanding the neural bases of placebo effects and their relation to regulatory processes. This person will work with the research team to apply cutting edge methods to various neuroimaging data sets to move this fascinating research forward.



SEIU Level
Not an SEIU Position

FLSA
Non-Exempt

Employment Category
Regular Full Time

Department Contact for Cover Letter
Tor Wager, Professor

Special Instructions to Applicants

Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.



Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Experiments

  • Sets up and assists with research protocols and experiments under the general guidance of the principal investigators and other senior investigators in the laboratory; may have primary responsibility for independently setting up, performing and troubleshooting less complex experiments.
  • Observes experimental results in progress and maintains written records of activities and observations; applies past experience and precedents to identify and troubleshoot problems.
  • Anticipates unexpected findings and assists in troubleshooting techniques.
  • Reconciles results that are disparate from anticipated findings; re-runs techniques as necessary.
  • Reports experimental results to the principal investigator and other senior laboratory personnel and assists in their analysis.
  • Collaborates with the Principal Investigator in investigating and developing modifications to techniques and documents all new techniques developed in the laboratory.

Records

  • Collects and analyzes data resulting from experimentation/testing.
  • Summarizes results and prepares progress reports for oral presentation at laboratory meetings.
  • Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as graphs, charts, tables, statistical summaries, etc.
  • Contributes to the preparation of scientific manuscripts by drafting portions of the text, preparing
    graphs, tables, and charts, etc.
  • Conducts literature searches to assist in establishing new laboratory techniques.
  • Maintains data from experiments in designated research database and manages git repository.

Laboratory

  • Assess the need for and orders all supplies needed for experiments.
  • Assists in the maintenance of laboratory equipment and safety records.
  • Monitors laboratory equipment and instrument performance; obtains maintenance and repair as necessary.
  • Maintains computerized records associated with laboratory activities.
  • Instructs others in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining data analysis pipelines for multiple projects.
-- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. -- Performs other duties as assigned.

PI115157415

<br/><br/><b>Dartmouth College</b><br/><br/><br/><br/>Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.<br/><br/><b>Position Information</b><br/><br/><b>Position Title</b><br/>Data Analyst and Scientific Programmer<br/><br/><b>Department</b><br/>PBS<br/><br/><b>Position Number</b><br/>1126907<br/><br/><b>Position Purpose</b><br/><p>The Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab (CANlab), directed by Professor Tor Wager, studies the effects of expectations, social and interpersonal context, self-regulation, and learning on the human brain and physiology. We study brain responses related to pain, emotion, social rejection, empathy, and craving. We are looking for a motivated, high-performing individual to join our team as a Staff Research Assistant and Scientific Programmer. This individual will work across multiple projects, including neuroimaging experiments with functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), combined electroencephalography-fMRI, community outreach assessing brain health and inflammation, and more. They have a passion for quantitative neuroscientific computing and will write code specifically for a large grant aimed at understanding the neural bases of placebo effects and their relation to regulatory processes. This person will work with the research team to apply cutting edge methods to various neuroimaging data sets to move this fascinating research forward.</p><br/><br/><b>SEIU Level</b><br/>Not an SEIU Position<br/><br/><b>FLSA</b><br/>Non-Exempt<br/><br/><b>Employment Category</b><br/>Regular Full Time<br/><br/><b>Department Contact for Cover Letter</b><br/>Tor Wager, Professor<br/><br/><b>Special Instructions to Applicants</b><br/><p>Monday - Friday<br /> 8 am - 5 pm</p> <p>Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.</p><br/><br/><b>Key Accountabilities</b><br/><p></p> <tr> <th>Key Accountabilities</th> <td><p>Experiments</p> <ul> <li>Sets up and assists with research protocols and experiments under the general guidance of the principal investigators and other senior investigators in the laboratory; may have primary responsibility for independently setting up, performing and troubleshooting less complex experiments.</li> <li>Observes experimental results in progress and maintains written records of activities and observations; applies past experience and precedents to identify and troubleshoot problems.</li> <li>Anticipates unexpected findings and assists in troubleshooting techniques.</li> <li>Reconciles results that are disparate from anticipated findings; re-runs techniques as necessary.</li> <li>Reports experimental results to the principal investigator and other senior laboratory personnel and assists in their analysis.</li> <li>Collaborates with the Principal Investigator in investigating and developing modifications to techniques and documents all new techniques developed in the laboratory.</li> </ul> <p>Records</p> <ul> <li>Collects and analyzes data resulting from experimentation/testing.</li> <li>Summarizes results and prepares progress reports for oral presentation at laboratory meetings.</li> <li>Prepares appropriate and understandable representations of data such as graphs, charts, tables, statistical summaries, etc.</li> <li>Contributes to the preparation of scientific manuscripts by drafting portions of the text, preparing <br> graphs, tables, and charts, etc.</li> <li>Conducts literature searches to assist in establishing new laboratory techniques.</li> <li>Maintains data from experiments in designated research database and manages git repository.</li> </ul> <p>Laboratory</p> <ul> <li>Assess the need for and orders all supplies needed for experiments.</li> <li>Assists in the maintenance of laboratory equipment and safety records.</li> <li>Monitors laboratory equipment and instrument performance; obtains maintenance and repair as necessary.</li> <li>Maintains computerized records associated with laboratory activities.</li> <li>Instructs others in laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques and provides technical guidance and direction as required.</li> <li>Assists in developing and maintaining data analysis pipelines for multiple projects.</li> </ul></td> </tr> <tr> <th>--</th> <td>Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.</td> </tr> <tr> <th>--</th> <td>Performs other duties as assigned.</td> </tr> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/g2Llk8u75Xk4TxaAIN7y8"> <p>PI115157415</p>

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Posted: 2019-11-04 Expires: 2019-12-05

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